Call for Special Session Proposals


Following the success of 14 previous conferences, the 15th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Computer and Information Science (ICIS 2016) will be held in Okayama, Japan from June 26 to 29 2016. Okayama is a pleasant modern city with a number of historical and cultural sights. ICIS 2016 will also include special sessions for emerging frontier theories or applications in the field of computer and information science. Work included in the special sessions is expected to represent the state-of-the-art and high-impact research directions in the field.

Each special session will contain at least 4 invited papers. The proceedings will be published by IEEE CPS, and submitted to be indexed by EI, INSPEC, DBLP and Thomson ISI. The session organizer(s) will be responsible for the selection of these papers. The following information should be included in the session proposal:

-- Title of the proposed session
-- Session abstract
-- Names/affiliation of the organizer(s) (including contact info)

Proposals will be evaluated based on the relevance to ICIS 2016. The organizers of an accepted special session will be responsible for ensuring the quality of the final papers included in the session.

All the papers in the special session should follow the same style as the regular ICIS papers. More details on

Proposal should be sent by email to
Prof. Kuniaki UEHARA (
Prof. Masahide NAKAMURA (

Important Dates

Jan 15, 2016: Special session proposals due
Jan 20, 2016: Decisions made on special session proposals
Mar 10, 2016: Submission of manuscripts to the chair of the special sessions
Mar 15, 2016: Feedbacks on the manuscripts provided by the chair
Mar 15, 2016: List of invited contributions, each with
-- Author names
-- A title
-- An abstract
Apr 10, 2016: Final camera-ready manuscripts due

ICIS 2016 Special Sessions/Workshops

SS-01 On-chip Parallel and Network-Based Systems in the "Big Data" Era, Horoaki Hirata, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan,
SS-02 Analysis, Evaluation, and Usage of Web Information, System Behaviors, and Human Actions, Teruhisa Hochin, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan,
SS-03 Advanced Information Management for Affective and Human-centered Information Systems, Hiroki Nomiya, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan,
SS-04 Experiences of Software Engineering 1, Masahide Nakamura, Kobe University, Japan,
SS-05 Experiences of Software Engineering 2, Masahide Nakamura, Kobe University, Japan,
SS-06 Learning methods for applications to intelligent data sensing, Masahiro Fukumoto, Kochi University of Technology, Japan,
SS-07 Theories of Systematic Software Testing, Tomohiko Takagi, Kagawa University, Japan,
SS-08 Machine learning for speech and language processing, Tetsuya Takiguchi, Kobe University, Japan
SS-09 Marketing & Management Science with Computational Intelligence, Prof. Motoi, Iwashita Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan,
SS-10 Internet of Things for Smart Society, Takanobu Nagoya, Institute of Technology, Japan,
SS-11 The 7th International Workshop on Intelligent Computational Science, Prof. Simon Xu, Algoma University, Canada,
SS-12 Theory and Applications of Advanced and Intelligent Software, Takaaki Goto, Ryutsu Keizai University, Japan,
SS-13 Machine learning, affective computing,
SS-14 Media Communication and Machine Learning Applications, Prof. Gongzhu Hu, Central Michigan University, USA,